Future Friday: It appears to be all about collaboration

I think most of us know that collaboration in the workplace produces better results than no collaboration. That is why so many software applications have been developed to enhance the collaborative effort. New research, however, shows us that it is not just the collaboration effort, it is also who is participating in the collaboration. So …

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Future Friday From the Archive: Will it be the older generations that drive the Gig economy, not the Millennials?

Since I am celebrating my birthday today I decided to pull from my archive of blog posts for today. I revealed to someone the other day that I had turned 65 this past July. He asked me if I was retiring soon. I told him I had no intention of retiring. I have been working …

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How to Maintain and Engage Your Millennial Workforce

This post is from my friends at Socialmonsters.org. Although this article talks about younger workers many of the things mentioned in this post also apply to other workers in all age groups. Forty-six percent of the workforce will be comprised of millennials by 2020. This may be an unsettling thought for some employers and businesses. …

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Five great reads to improve HR

Wednesday is always a good day to take a look at some writing other than mine that others have found interesting. So here are five selections that will educate you and improve you. Selection One Oops Uber made it in the news, but not in a good way. Julianne Pepitone wrote in CNN Tech “Susan Fowler, …

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Future Friday: The Human Condition

I was reading a piece by Dan Schawbel, a favorite writer of mine, where he was talking about 10 trends for 2017. (I could gripe that we are just into November and we are already getting 2017 articles, but hey Christmas decorations are already up as well.) In his article in Forbes Schawbel says that …

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Future Friday: Can Crowdsourcing be a solution or be a problem?

By now all of you have heard of crowdsourcing. If you haven’t here is the definition from Miriam-Webster “the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, especially an online community, rather than from employees or suppliers.” There are numerous things accomplished through crowdsourcing and numerous …

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From the Archive: Millennials may not be the radicals you think

I am in Las Vegas today at the Thrive 2016 conference. One of my duties there is to chair a panel discussion on Millennials in the workplace. Thus I thought I would republish this post from the archives.  A recent LinkedIn survey showed that Millennials may not be the radical employees that everyone keeps talking …

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From the Archives- Future Friday: Get Ready Employers here comes a Generation of Entrepreneurs

I am on vacation and I am reposting previous posts that were popular. This one was originally posted on August 23, 2013.  How about a couple of facts to shake you up? In a scant 11 years from now 75% of the workforce will be Millennials. To date only 7% of them have worked for …

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Freelancers Golden Tips a Guest Post

  Last Friday I published Future Friday: Get Ready Employers here comes a Generation of Entrepreneurs where I talked about Millennials working toward being entrepreneurial or holding freelance positions. Today’s post is from someone in that age group who is offering advice on how to be a better freelancer. I could not think of a …

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Step Up Your HR by Hiring a Gamer

  In a webinar today I mentioned to the audience that one direction that the HR use of social media is moving is in the direction of “gamification.” After the webinar I realized that I only had a partial understanding of what that was. So I decided to step up my “game” and learn a …

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